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Unformatted text preview: nfrastructure not sufficient for nation’s poor Cholia, Coeditor of Alt transport, October 19, 2010 (Ami, Alt Transport, http://alttransport.com/2010/10/lack-oftransportation-affects-our-nations-poor-the-most/; DKE) [Over the last ten years, more than two-thirds of poverty growth in the nation’s metro areas occurred in the suburbs , and there are now 1.6 million more poor people living in the suburbs than in center cities. Since 2000, there has been a general increase in the nation’s poverty rate, but it has been far worse in the suburbs than in the cities —a 37.4 percent increase versus 16.7 percent. Though the poverty rate remains higher in central cities, the number of poor suburbanites is growing quickly.” According to The Brookings Institution we don’t have enough infrastructure in place to deal with this new movement. And our transportation resources, which are already strained, can’t seem to cater to them. Given the far out distances of the suburbs, those routes are the hardest to serve.] Poor most affected by transit cuts – National High Speed Rail will reverse that trend Cholia, Coeditor of Alt transport, October 19, 2010 (Ami, Alt Transport, http://alttransport.com/2010/09/doesour-nations-transportation-policy-violate-the-civil-rights-act/ ; DKE) [Manhattan (the city’s richest...
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